Radiology Services in Pahrump, Nevada
Imaging services at Desert View Hospital are available 24/7 to assist our emergency patients, people admitted to the hospital and those who need outpatient exams completed. We are also pleased to work with the VA for any imaging needs our community’s veterans may have. Our imaging and radiology services include:
- Bone density scans – These measure bone loss and can help diagnose osteoporosis.
- CT scans – One important use of the CT scan is for physicians to determine if someone has had a stroke.
- MRIs – MRIs can be used to detect brain tumors, brain injuries, infections, headache causes and more.
- Mammograms – Mammograms are used to help detect breast cancer.
- Nuclear Medicine – Nuclear medicine is a special imaging system that uses radioactive tracers to help diagnose and treat diseases.
- Ultrasounds – Ultrasounds show doctors soft-tissue structures like the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and other parts of the body. They can also detect blockages in the arteries.
- X-rays – X-rays help the medical team look for broken bones or to check the condition of your lungs.
Desert View Hospital offers 3D mammography technology (also known as tomosynthesis), which produces a three-dimensional image of the breast tissue with approximately 300 images, thereby enabling the radiologist to scroll through multiple images. 2D mammography, which typically provides four images, is also available. 3D mammography helps radiologists better understand the breast tissue, identify cancers missed with 2D mammography, and reduce the need for follow-up screening because the physician can see the breast tissue more clearly.
We also feature the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system on its mammography machine, which distributes pressure more evenly over the breast to reduce pinching and increase comfort during the mammogram.
Digital mammography provides a number of advantages over traditional screen film mammography, including:
- Provides sharper, more detailed images.
- Studies have shown that it results in a significant increase in the number of breast cancers detected in women 50 and younger, or women with dense breasts, than with traditional film imaging.
- Quicker mammograms because there is no need to wait for film images to be developed.
- Images can be viewed immediately by technologists and radiologists.
- Images can be easily and quickly transferred electronically, with no loss of image quality.
- Computers can help radiologists detect micro-calcifications that may be missed on traditional film mammograms.
When to Get a Mammogram
- Women age 35 and older should have a baseline reference mammogram.
- Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year.
- Women whose medical history may indicate special risks should consult their physician about beginning periodic exams at an early age.
Obtaining a Copy of Your Records
To obtain a copy of your radiology record, please call Medical Records at 775-751-7834. Please allow one to three business days for preparation.